Chefs Fine Dining

Yarra Valley – Fine Dining Winery Tour


This tour is all about the fine wines and fine dining experiences to be to be enjoyed in Yarra Valley. If you are looking for a special day out with friends to enjoy an indulgent lunch, where the food experience is paramount and the wineries are the best, then this is for you. We’ve designed this winery tour so the hero of the day is the food service and you can relax enjoying a long lunch with loved ones and friends.

Prices from $ 445.00 – $ 625.00 p.p.

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

Indulgent Chefs Hatted Lunch

Expert Guide

Flexible Itinerary

Visit 3-4 Wineries

Group Size
Small Group   :   2 - 6+
  • Group Size Small Group
    2 - 6+
All about the Yarra Valley – Fine Dining Winery Tour.

Your luxury Mercedes Benz will pick you up from your residence or accommodation anywhere in Melbourne, or Yarra Valley, to take you to the regions premium wineries where you can enjoy the best wines the Valleys cool climate region offers.

We have selected the best vineyards with a variety of cellar door experiences to offer you a blend of the well known and recognised premium wineries with at least one hidden gem that has escaped all the attention. We are always flexible with our venues and can tailor the selection to suit you. Your indulgent day will provide you with 3 premium winery tastings and the last vineyard is where your fine dining indulgence begins. Here you can enjoy your 4 course Chefs Hatted dining experience and savour the day with your friends or loved ones.

Fine Dining Options
Our Chefs Hatted Restaurants:

Levantine Hill Restaurant

Oakridge Restaurant

Tarra Warra Estate

The Stables at Stones

For something even more special like a private Helicopter Flight or a 7 course degustation please contact our office.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Luxury Mercedes Benz
  • Wine tasting at up to 4 first class wineries
  • Variety of Fine Dining Venues
  • Indulgent long lunch
  • Expert Guide
  • Includes all wine tasting fees
  • Flexible Itinerary to suit you
  • Pick Up & Return from Hotel or Melbourne residence (approx 9.5hrs)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
  • Photography ccessories like cameras etc.
  1. 9.30 AM Melbourne or Yarra Valley

    9.30 am – Pick up Melbourne residence or hotel.

    10.30am – Pick Up Yarra Valley or nearby.

  2. 11:00 AM Winery 1 - Medhurst Vineyard

    Renown for their excellent Chardonnays and minimal interventionist wine making. This small boutique, single vineyard winery is one of those hidden gems that gets your senses going.

    Other Wineries to Consider

    Coldstream Hills

  3. 12.00pm Winery 2 - Oakridge Estateic Portet

    Private tasting of their extensive range in tasting room build above wine operations. Leatrn about their 10 generation of winemaking and taste their signature cabernet.

    Other Wineries to consider

    Yarra Yerring

  4. 1.00pm Winery 3 - Domonic PortetOakridge Estate

    Private tasting of their extensive range in tasting room build above wine operations. Learn about their 10 generation of winemaking and taste their signature cabernet.

    – Optional Cheese platter whilst tasting

    Other Wineries to consider

    Domaine Chandon – Sparkling enthusiasts

  5. 2.00pm - 4.30pm Indlugent Lunch

    Sit back and relax at on of the restaurants below and indulge with your friends over food and wine. Once you are ready your guide will collect you. No rush. In your Enquiry Form please select your preference and we can include in our quote to you.

    Fine Dining Chefs Hat ( $90+ p.p.)

    – Laventine Hill ( 4.5 & 7 course)
    – Tarra Warra ( 4 Course)
    – Oakridge Estate (4 Course)
    – The Stable at Stones (4 Course)

    Casual Shared Plates & 2 Course Selection

    – Meletos (2 Course)
    – Zonzo ( Sharing meal)

  6. Approx 4.30pm Depart For Home

    If staying in the Yarra Valley you will be back by 4.30pm

    If staying in Melbourne you will be back approx 5.30-6.00pm

Expert guide, luxury vehicle, lunch at your choice of venue, wine tasting fee’s, water in vehicle.

Please let us know your lunch preference. If you are unsure speak to our staff to decide. The venues prices vary from $ 90.00 to $ 195.00 per person.

Yes, we are all about service and flexibility. If you have your favourites please let us know in the comments. We can also visit other venues such as Chocolaterie, Cheese, Gin, Beer, Whisky & Rum.

Mornington is only 1.00 hr from Melbourne

We pick up from all regions of Melbourne & Yarra Valley. If you are outside of Melbourne or more than 1hr from the CDB we may need to alter the itinerary, please call to discuss.

Our Luxury Mercedes Vehicles are very comfortable for up to 7 people. If your group size is larger we have a 12 seated sprinter. If your group is above12 we can arrange a larger vehicle.

This can be arranged and our service can be extended on an hourly base. Please enquire.

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P